COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Status of COVID-19 Cases in Hood County

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*Graphics courtesy of Josh Leblo

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Current Numbers*

9-17-2020 Report

9-9-2020 Report

9-3-2020 Report

8-25-2020 Report

  8-21-2020 Report

8-17-2020 Report


Hood County residents who have tested positive since March 2020 1037982932889831778709
Active cases (hospitalized or under self-isolation)46324021587544
Currently hospitalized4333566
COVID-19-positive deaths20201918161614
Recovered, released from self-isolation971930873850757687651
Positive test rate9.2 percent9.5 percent9.6 percent9.6 percent10.1 percent10.3 percent10.3 percent

*Last updated Sept. 27, 2020, at 11 a.m., per the Hood County Public Health Authority

Hood County has decreased from SUBSTANTIAL to MODERATE risk of COVID-19 transmission

This is in reference to the persistent decline in active cases and hospitalizations across Hood County and North Texas over the past month, as well as the success of prevention strategies in our schools and other large organizations.  Continued efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other influenza-like illnesses as we enter flu season will continue to keep our community active at work and school. CDC community mitigation strategy guidelines are found below.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/community-mitigation.html


Prevention is Key!

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

  • Social distancing is best - if you need to get close to others, "mask up"

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html 

  • COVER coughs and sneezes with a mask or a sleeve
  • Wash or sanitize hands and surfaces often

Review the Department of State Health Services "Open Texas," Hood County, and City of Granbury websites for the latest Executive Orders, reports and guidance on COVID-19:

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/opentexas.aspx

https://co.hood.tx.us/772/Infectious-Diseases

http://granbury.org/996/COVID-19-Coronavirus

COVID-19 Questions? Dial 2-1-1 or Check Online With DSHS

  • For questions regarding COVID-19, residents are urged to dial 2-1-1 from any phone, or go to the Texas Department of State Health Services website https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus These remain the best sources of information for Hood County residents regarding COVID-19 and self-protection measures. DSHS updates its county-by-county tracking map daily and can be viewed by clicking here.

Rumor Control

  • https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/rumor-control

Please do not pass on rumors. Do your part to the stop the spread of disinformation by doing three easy things:

  1. Don’t believe the rumors.
  2. Don’t pass them along.
  3. Go to trusted sources of information to get the facts about the federal (COVID-19) response.

Check your state, local, tribal and territorial governments’ official websites or social media accounts first for information specific to your community.

On social media, be sure to check for a blue verified badge next to the account name. This tells you it’s an official account.

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